IOPN Journals

IOPN Journals offers publishing services focused on open access journals and on a cross-disciplinary range of research areas and topics.

IOPN Journals Catalog

All IOPN Journals can be accessed via the IOPN Journals catalog.

Hosting a Journal with IOPN

Who can use this service?

We offer journal publishing services to members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community and established, high-quality scholarly communities with strong disciplinary ties to the university.

IOPN journal publishing criteria:

We coordinate a basic set of services but do not reproduce the full-service model of commercial journal publishing. Our criteria is as follows:

  • Published electronically as an open access journal and reside on University of Illinois Library servers
  • Has main objective of publishing the results of advanced research and scholarly work by specialists for a readership of specialists or practitioners
  • Appears on a regular basis (annually, quarterly)
  • Published in English
  • Shows excellence and significance in content
  • Objectives and content should be distinct and meet a scholarly and/or practical need
  • Demonstrates rigor of the selection/editorial process
  • Encourages participation by both recognized and new researchers
  • Recognized in appropriate indexes after being in existence for three years
  • Has academically credible editorial management
  • Exhibits an overall presentation of high quality, that conforms to industry standards for typographic design
  • Publishes research material without unreasonable delay after favorable assessment
  • Includes references links to original material as often as possible
  • Has no artificial limits on the number and/or length of articles, illustrations, or book reviews
  • Has an author agreement in place or permission-to-publish form that deals with copyright, 3rd-party licensing, etc.
  • Encourages interactivity with readers.